From streets to railway station, in Vadodara scrap takes the form of sculptures to soothe the senses of harried commuters. Reduce, reuse and upcycle is the motto of artists here as they create art that now adorns the streets and railway station.
The city’s association with art goes back to the times of erstwhile Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, who propagated art in a big way, and Raja Ravi Varma, who produced exemplary paintings while residing in Vadodara. In independent India, his legacy continued with the opening of the Faculty of Fine Arts that encouraged contemporary art. As veterans from the world of art congregated here and students from across the country blossomed under their guidance, the artistic sensibilities of the city evolved. Carrying that contemporary style and experimentation forward are artists and sculptors, who are creatively transforming useless scrap into aesthetically pleasing artwork. Read More